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Music Department

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Faculty

Dr. Geol Greenlee

greenleega@roanestate.edu
Roane County Campus, O-119

Stage Band, Piano, Theory, Ear Training, Digital Music, and Pep Band

Dr. Geol Greenlee has been Music Department coordinator at Roane State Community College since 2004 and an instructor since 1999. He received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1997 and his Master of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1993, both in Music Composition. In addition to departmental duties he teaches Piano, Music Theory and Ear Training, and Introduction to Digital Music, and accompanies soloists and vocal ensembles. He has performed in many East Tennessee venues as a member of several ensembles and was Music Minister at Church of the Savior in Knoxville for over twenty-two years. He is originally from Wisconsin but has been a Tennessean since 1990.

Brenda Luggie

luggieb@roanestate.edu
Roane County Campus, O-118

Concert Choir, Celebration Singers, Voice, Solo Class, Vocal Survey, Conducting, and Music Orientation Experience Club sponsor

Brenda Luggie is the Choral Director and Associate Professor of Music at Roane State Community College. She is also an active performer and conductor in the Knoxville area in multiple venues and styles. Ms. Luggie holds two degrees in Vocal Performance, a Bachelor of Music from The University of Akron and a Master of Music from Ohio University. In addition to her classes at RSCC, Ms. Luggie organizes and directs the annual choir tour, recently including collaborative works, festivals, or competitions in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, London (England), and Málaga (Spain). She is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and her voice students have continued study in several music programs, including The University of Tennessee (Knoxville and Chattanooga), Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech University, Belmont University, Maryville College, Yale University, and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Los Angeles). Also a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, her conducting students have held positions with local ensembles, both choral and instrumental. As a performer, Ms. Luggie has sung operatic roles, solo works, and as a chorister with performing groups including Knoxville Opera Chorus, Oak Ridge Chorus, Maryville Community Chorus, Roane Choral Society, and currently Farragut Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir.

Teresa Ann Terry

terryta2@roanestate.edu
Scott County Campus

Music Appreciation

Teresa Ann Terry holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she served as a graduate assistant to the Music Education department. She has taught music in the public schools from Pre-K through 12th grade since 2002, both in Knoxville and at Oneida Elementary. While teaching at Oneida, she established two hand bell groups of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who accompanied themselves using Orff Schulwerk instruments. Mrs. Terry has Level I Orff certification and has had training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodaly, all music education methodologies of teaching music to children. Mrs. Terry has also assisted Dr. Marvalene Moore with music education summer workshops at UTK. Mrs. Terry has served as director of church choirs in Knoxville and currently sings soprano in her church choir, following her extensive choral experience in college. Currently, Mrs. Terry encourages Scott County students to join and stay in school band programs by serving as a judge for solo and ensemble clinic each year. For five years, she was a part time/fulltime faculty instructor for Somerset Community College in Kentucky teaching Music Appreciation and History of Jazz. She is currently teaching Music Appreciation classes with Roane State, Scott County and dual credit at Scott High School.

Brenda Goslee

gosleeb@roanestate.edu
Oak Ridge Campus

Organ and Piano

Brenda Goslee received her undergraduate degree in organ performance from Emory and Henry College in Virginia and her Master of Music degree in organ performance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1988. At Roane State, she maintains an active studio with student organists of all ages and levels. Most organ students are encouraged to work toward national certification by The American Guild of Organists. Two students attained this prestigious certificate in 2011, and two more in 2013. In 2012, two Roane State organ students won the two organ scholarships granted by the local chapter of the organ guild. Most of these students have obtained organist positions in area churches. Roane State's organ program has been featured in the national journal of The American Guild of Organists as the only community college organ program of its kind in the nation. An active performing musician, Brenda is organist at Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. She plays many recitals and concerts, often with other Roane State music faculty members, as well as organ dedication recitals and other events featuring the organ.

The Louis Hughes Memorial Organ Scholarship is also available for new students wishing to enroll for organ study. Please call Ms. Goslee (865-521-7910) to audition for this award.

Amanda Peavyhouse

peavyhouseag@roanestate.edu
Cumberland County Campus

Voice and Music Appreciation

Amanda Peavyhouse, soprano, is a native of Clarkrange, TN. She received her B.M. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her M.M. from Georgia State University in Atlanta, both in vocal performance. Prior to the completion of these degrees, she also received her A.S. from Roane State Community College. While at RSCC, Ms. Peavyhouse was a member of Concert Choir, and Celebration Singers. Her operatic roles include the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the American Singer’s Opera Project in Winston-Salem, NC (2014), Candice in the Knoxville Rossini Festival UT Opera Theatre production of Stephen Paulus’s The Village Singer (2010), the Queen of the Night in Campinas, Brazil with The Festival of the Two Americas (2008), Madame Rosa in Il Campanello di Notte at La Musica Lirica’s summer program in Italy (2006), and chorus/secondary roles in Turandot with Knoxville Opera Company, and Susannah, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sweeney Todd, and La Cambiale di Matrimonio with the University of Tennessee Opera Theatre. Ms. Peavyhouse has participated in master classes with Shirlee Emmons, Alma Thomas, Benton Hess, and George Shirley, the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop in Atlanta where she portrayed the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, Alexandra in Regina, and Carmela in The Saint of Bleecker Street (2007), and as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Oak Ridge Symphony (2008). Ms. Peavyhouse currently teaches Voice and Music Appreciation at RSCC as well as at Hiwasee College, where she also teaches Diction and Vocal Literature courses and directs the auditioned vocal ensemble, Shalom.

Chad Volkers

volkerskc@roanestate.edu
Oak Ridge Campus

Guitar

Chad Volkers is a guitar instructor at Roane State Community College. He received a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Jazz performance from the University of Tennessee. He has studied classical guitar at Radford University, and jazz and world music at Middlesex Polytechnic in London. Mr. Volkers brings over 20 years of professional teaching and performing experience to Roane State and has composed and recorded two original CDs. He plays on a regular basis with multiple groups including The Streamliners, a 16 piece big band, Frog and Toad’s Dixie Quartet, The Jazz Continuum, The Max, as well as solo classical guitar. Chad is also a member of the praise ensemble at Cokesbury United Methodist Church and has played in numerous musicals at the Clarence Brown Theatre and CAK, including The Man of La Mancha, Little Shop of Horrors, and Assassins. In addition to his role at RSCC, Mr. Volkers teaches at Pellissippi State Community College, Bravuru Music Academy, Walter’s State Community College, and Lunsford Music.

Cynthia C. Stevens

stevenscg@roanestate.edu
Web/TN eCampus Courses

Music Appreciation

Cindy Stevens earned two undergraduate music degrees from Maryville College and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While a student at UTK, she was chosen to participate in the Knoxville Opera Company Apprentice Program. She has performed as a soloist and has taken students to Europe and across much of the United States. Ms. Stevens has taught private voice and piano lessons, conducted several church and children’s choirs, and has served as the Coordinator of Music and Chorus Director for Roane State Community College in Harriman, Tennessee. Ms. Stevens continues to teach online Music Appreciation for Roane State Community College and the Tennessee Board of Regents Online Degree Program. While in Houston, Texas, Ms. Stevens served as the Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts (as well as choir director) for San Jacinto College. She currently holds the position of Arts and Humanities Program Director at Great Falls College Montana State University where she is working to expand the course offerings in music and other areas of the Humanities. In May of 2011, Ms. Stevens made her successful conducting debut in Carnegie Hall and returned to conduct Vivaldi’s Gloria in May 2014.

Donna Prater

praterds@roanestate.edu
Campbell County Campus

Piano and Music Appreciation

Donna Prater recently retired from the Campbell County School System. After teaching group piano and general music for many years, she finished the last four years of her career at Campbell Co. High teaching choir. She has also taught Music Applications for Tennessee Technological University. Presently she teaches private piano and Music Appreciation for Roane State Community College. Ms. Prater has also retired from her organ job at LaFollette United Methodist Church, but is volunteering at Lake City United Methodist Church and Dutch Valley United Methodist as director of music for Vacation Bible school, choir music selector, and piano accompanist.

Harold Nagge

naggehw@roanestate.edu
Roane County Campus

Jazz Band and Bluegrass Band

Harold Nagge teaches guitar in various styles and directs the Roane State Jazz Band. He holds a Master's Degree in Jazz Guitar Performance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and offers Jazz related instruction in improvisation, keyboard skills, and electric bass. The Roane State Bluegrass Band is under his direction, as well as instruction on Bluegrass related instruments such as fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. Mr. Nagge performs in solo and group settings across east Tennessee. He can be heard regularly at the Bistro in downtown Knoxville with his own trio and with the Barry Roseman Quartet. He performs with Los Tocadores ("The Players") Mariachi group, and is the guitar accompanist for the Knoxville based dance group, "Pasion Flamenca". He has also played electric bass for the contemporary worship service at CUMC in Farragut for several years.

Lourdes Dunaway

dunawayl@roanestate.edu
Cumberland County Campus

Piano, Guitar, and Music Appreciation

Lourdes Dunaway was born in Cuba and educated in the U.S. and Switzerland. She received her degrees from the International Conservatory of Music and Tennessee Tech. Ms. Dunaway studied piano with L. Davis and C. Mendez in New York and attended classes at Juilliard School of Music. She taught General Music and Choir at Cumberland Elementary School and Martin Junior High School in Crossville where she directed two major productions a year in conjunction with Steve Tinnel, Band and Choir Director. Ms. Dunaway owns a studio where she teaches private students as well as Dunaway Designs and Smoky Mountain Music. In addition to her musical background, she has also done lighting designs and production tours in Las Vegas for major artists and designed lights for the Today Show.

Rudolph Nemeth

nemethr@roanestate.edu
Oak Ridge Campus

Piano and Music Appreciation

Rudolph Nemeth is a native of Slovakia, where his fondness for American jazz and pop music was discouraged by the communist regime. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Psychology, Music, Music History, Languages, Performance, and Technical Production of Music from Pedagogy University in Presov, Slovakia. In the beginning of his career Mr. Nemeth performed, arranged, and composed music for theater, radio, TV, and film. He has arranged and recorded over 50 TV shows with rearranged folk music to pop styles for various vocalists, and he has performed original songs at music festivals with various orchestras and bands around his native country, as well as in Norway and Germany. He also has won numerous awards at international music festivals. Mr. Nemeth has taught music history, solo piano, musical arrangement, and recording. Upon arrival in the USA, he taught individual piano lessons in Music Arts Community Music Academy in Oak Ridge, as well as private teaching. As Adjunct Professor at RSCC since 2000, he teaches piano, History of Popular Music, and Music Appreciation. Mr. Nemeth performed in several concerts in a father and son piano duo with his son Rudy. Together they recorded music for A&E and HGTV. He currently composes, arranges, produces, and performs for different occasions with his crossover band, Arte Musica, which includes piano, banjo, and double bass. He has also been the organist at Robertsville Baptist Church for many years. During his career, Mr. Nemeth has released several albums of his own original music such as “Citizen of the World,” “Romantic Christmas,” “Favorites of Robertsville Baptist Church”, “The Castle,” and most recently album Arte Musica 1.

Slade Trammel

trammelljs@roanestate.edu
Roane County Campus

Piano

Slade Trammell, pianist, holds a Master of Music degree in piano from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has been heard in concert across the U.S. and in Europe, including local performances with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Roane Choral Society. He studied under David Brunell at UTK and Earl Wild in California. Also a conductor, with many years of study under Serge Fournier of Oak Ridge, he is a graduate in conducting (with distinction in score reading) of the European American Musical Alliance Summer Institute in Paris. Mr. Trammell played services and conducted the chancel choir of Luminary United Methodist Church in Ten Mile for several years and currently accompanies Roane Choral Society. He also serves as faculty at Hiwasee College where he teaches piano and conducts Chorale.

Ryan Ford

fordrs@roanestate.edu
Oak Ridge Campus

Voice and Music Appreciation

American tenor Ryan Ford is an accomplished performer in opera and concert as well as musical theater. On numerous occasions, Mr. Ford has collaborated with some of the best opera companies in the country. Appearances include The Castleton Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, Opera in the Heights, Moores Opera Center and the Asheville Lyric Opera. He holds degrees from the Samford University School for the Arts and the University of Houston Moores School of Music. His teachers include Hector Vásquez and Marlena Malas of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. In addition to performing, Mr. Ford enjoys teaching and maintaining a studio of well-trained singers and artists who will carry the craft and artistry of singing into the future.

Megan Chitwood

chitwoodmc@roanestate.edu
Roane County Campus

Music Appreciation

Ms. Megan Chitwood is an adjunct professor at Roane State Community College. Her love of music began at age 8 when she started taking piano lessons and then joined school band at age 10. In the following years, she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees with a concentration in instrumental music education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While completing her bachelor’s degree, she was professionally trained on clarinet by Mr. Gary Sperl. Aside from her adjunct position, she is also the music teacher at Bowers Elementary School in Harriman, TN where she teaches students in kindergarten to fifth grade. Ms. Chitwood conducts two chorus groups: Bowers Junior Chorus (2nd-3rd grade students) and the Bowers Chorus (4th-5th grade students). In previous years, the Bowers Chorus has been invited to perform in conjunction with the RSCC Music Department during their winter concert at the Princess Theater in Harriman, TN among other community venues and events. While she teaches students of all ages to love and appreciate music, she is also the pianist at her home church in Oneida, TN where she plays to glorify the Lord.

Chris Metcalfe

metcalfecl@roanestate.edu
Roane County Campus

Brass and Music Appreciation

Chris Metcalfe is an Adjunct Professor of Music at Roane State Community College. He is also active as a performer, educator, judge, and clinician in East Tennessee, serving in a variety of styles from classical to jazz and pop. Mr. Metcalfe holds a Bachelors Degree from Tennessee Technological University in Music Education with an Instrumental endorsement as well as a Masters Degree in Music Education from Boston University. Mr. Metcalfe has earned honors such as Phi Mu Alpha's Outstanding Musician (1997), WBIR Educator of the Week, has been recognized twice by the Governor's School for the Arts as an Outstanding Teacher, honored twice as a Who's Who of American Teachers, Who's Who in America, and was a nominee for Disney's Outstanding Teacher program. Mr. Metcalfe was also selected as Rockwood High School's Teacher of the Year for school year 2010-2011. As a performer, Mr. Metcalfe has performed with the Cookeville Mastersingers, Bryan Symphony Orchestra, O.J. Cummins Big Band Sound, the Phi Mu Alpha Big Band, the Cumberland County Playhouse, the Babahatchie Community Band, and the Rockwood First Presbyterian Church Choir, as well as Jamey Aebersold, Bob Mintzer, Jim Ruppe, Tom Wolfe, Mark O'Connor, and Dennis Dotson during his time at Tennessee Technological University. Many of his students have been selected as All-State players in Tennessee, and have earned music scholarships throughout the state and the Southeastern U.S. His performing groups have been recognized as state champions, and have earned honors throughout the Southeast. Mr. Metcalfe is a past president for TSSBDA and holds current memberships in NEA, TEA, RCEA, MENC, and Phi Mu Alpha.

Dale Disney

disneykd@roanestate.edu
Roane County Campus

Percussion and Music Appreciation

Dale Disney is an active music researcher and percussionist in the East Tennessee region. He is a candidate for Boston University’s Doctorate of Musical Arts, where he is completing a dissertation that examines gender stereotypes and percussion. Prior to doctoral studies, Dale earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he performed research on medieval music and opera, and a Bachelor of Music from Tennessee Technological University, where he studied percussion with Joseph Rasmussen. Dale is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music. His duties include teaching private percussion lessons, Music Appreciation, and History of Rock. During the summer, Dale also acts as a music instructor for the Salvation Army’s School of Music and Arts summer program, and teaches and writes for marching band percussion sections. Beforehand, Dale was Music and Arts Coordinator for Claiborne County Schools, where he oversaw instrumental music programs for five years. As a member of ETSBOA and TSSBDA, Dale has acted as an adjudicator for regional band events, and has served on regional committees charged with developing standards and curriculum for percussion. Dale performs regularly with the Marble City Opera Company, where he is principal percussionist, Knoxville’s Scruffy City Orchestra, and Chattanooga’s Jericho Brass Band. As an ensemble performer he has premiered several works for wind band, brass band, and opera, and has often acted as a guest soloist and conductor. He also performs regularly on faculty recitals. As a researcher, he has presented for the American Musicological Association, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Tennessee Music Education Association. Besides music, Dale enjoys cooking, board games, and traveling, and sharing these interests with his two children, Emma and Henry.

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